GBA Spring Conference

The GBA Spring Conference will be held at the UGA Campus in Griffin, GA from Feb 17th at 5:30pm until Feb 18th at 5:00pm.

Marla Spivak, Charlie Parton, and Michele Colopy are our featured speakers, as well as Georgia speakers doing breakout sessions throughout Saturday. The Beverage and Baked Goods show will also be taking place, see the rules here. See the full program here.

The meeting starts on Friday with the GBA Board meeting at 5:30 PM, followed by a special dinner event.

New this year, at 7 PM on Friday night, we will have a catered dinner and bee lecture by world-renowned Dr. Marla Spivak. The dinner will be held at the main meeting room in Stuckey Auditorium at the college. Dinner will be catered by Marlo's Mediterranean. The menu includes four entrees from which you may choose: grilled salmon with pesto, chicken lasagna with Alfredo sauce, beef lasagna with red sauce, and vegetable pasta. This complete meal will include bread, salad, drinks and dessert. Your cost for this catered $20 dinner is only $10 a person. There will be a cash bar available.

The general spring meeting will take place all day on Saturday, February 18, beginning and ending with talks by Marla Spivak.

In your registration you have the choice to attend a special Friday event as well as register for the Saturday meeting.

When registering be sure to check your lunch preference for the boxed lunch provided by GBA. Registration for members is $45, including lunch. Registration for non-members is $60, including lunch. After February 10, registration fees for everyone will be $65.

Be sure to register soon to reserve your spot!

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The Georgia Beekeepers Association

As the state organization for Georgia beekeepers, we provide connections for beekeepers across the state. We do this in several ways:

  • We hold two meetings a year with outstanding speakers and workshops. Our Spring Meeting is held the third weekend in February, and the Fall Meeting is held on the first weekend in October.
  • We publish a monthly newsletter, Spilling the Honey, which includes events and meetings held by clubs across the state each month and throughout the newsletter we include articles and information helpful to our state beekeepers.
  • We also provide public education and service about beekeeping. Our members are speakers to garden clubs, schools, and other educational groups. We have established apiaries in state parks throughout Georgia, have participated in educating prisoners to become beekeepers.
  • We provide a list of beekeepers selling bees, honey and providing services to help the public such as removing swarms or bees living in structures like houses.
  • We send representatives to national beekeeping meetings to assure that we have current knowledge available to us in Georgia.